WEEE Directive

The Directive, which came into full effect on July 1st 2007, has already been implemented across most EU countries and is aimed at diverting recyclable electronic waste away from landfill.

By placing the legal obligation on the waste producer to ensure that redundant electronic waste is re-used or recycled wherever possible, the Government is hoping to force both businesses and consumers to examine the amount of waste they produce and embrace waste minimisation and recycling programmes.

Under this broad legislation, items as diverse as mainframe computers, toasters and electrical staplers have to be separated from normal waste and marked for recycling or reuse.

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